Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith

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New album tour 28 March – 14 April 2019.

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BIO

Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith are one of the finest duos to have emerged onto the British folk and acoustic scene in recent years. Their unique ability to make old songs seem relevant and new songs sound ancient has brought them widespread critical acclaim.

‘To be a great folk singer, you have to be a great storyteller, as Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith are clearly aware. The duo are both fine singers and multi-instrumentalists’ Robin Denselow, The Guardian

Throughout the autumn of 2018 they will launch their third album with a major UK tour. The new material includes more original compositions with reflections on the modern world and storytelling that gets to the heart of life in Britain today. The original material sits alongside some unearthed gems from the British and Irish folk canons delivered with powerful harmony singing and sensitive musical arrangements.

The duo’s live performances are a celebration of traditional music but there is also a deep integrity and sincerity that stems from their passion for the social themes within the music. There is a common thread of political struggle, resistance, and justice as well as the occasional love song. Their shows manage to be both hard-hitting and uplifting and it is this ability that justifies their reputation as two of the most exciting musicians and social commentators on the scene.

‘Making common cause between antique songs and present circumstances is one of the grails of modern folk, one this young duo pull off impressively…Rousing stuff.’ The Observer 

‘This is a well-judged collection that feels very timely in its preoccupation with the working poor, and of economic and ecological instability. Observations about modern life blend seamlessly with traditional material, delivered with rare poise and delicate musicianship. What particularly stands out on all the self-penned numbers is the duo’s ability to treat contemporary subject matter effectively in folk music.’ ★★★★ Songlines

​‘Determinedly forthright singing and empathetic arrangements give a compelling intensity and freshness…This, their second album, deserves to propel them substantially further into public consciousness.’★★★★★ fRoots

‘Exhilaratingly diverse and full of impeccably crafted and beautifully realised songs.’ Folk Radio UK

Tour Dates

08/07/2018Brockwell Park Community GreenhousesLONDON
03/08/2018Fieldview FestivalCHIPPENHAM
06/09/2018Kings PlaceLONDON
07/09/2018Brighton Toy and Model MuseumBRIGHTON
08/09/2018Hyde TavernWINCHESTER
09/09/2018Chapel Arts CentreBATH
13/09/2018Prince AlbertSTROUD
14/09/2018Sheep Dip House ConcertsRUGBY
15/09/2018The Talbot TheatreWHITCHURCH
16/09/2018Live at All HallowsLEEDS
18/09/2018The Glad CafeGLASGOW
19/09/2018House ConcertEDINBURGH
20/09/2018The StoreyLANCASTER
22/09/2018Chaffcombe Village HallCHAFFCOMBE
23/09/2018The Plough @St Anne’sBARNSTAPLE
28/09/2018Wingfield BarnsWINGFIELD
29/09/2018The Stables - Stage 2WAVENDON
30/09/2018Folk HouseBRISTOL
02/10/2018Kitchen Garden CafeBIRMINGHAM
03/10/2018Cottingham Live Folk ClubCOTTINGHAM
26/10/2018Span ArtsNARBETH